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05/11/2011 - Today Farm Aid announced that Farm Aid 2011 will be held at LIVESTRONG Sporting Park in Kansas City, KS on Saturday August 13th. Farm Aid Board Members Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews will headline the event with more top artists to be announced shortly. After the jump we have the complete press release.

Tickets go on sale to the public on Friday, May 20th. Farm Aid will have a pre sale beginning May 12 for their members. is expecting to offer pre sale tickets early the week of May 16th. Please watch the NEWS and TOUR pages for updates on our pre sale, a seating chart with prices is available HERE. Read More
05/04/2011 - Long time John Mellencamp tour manager Harry Sandler is submitting photos from the road documenting John's activities during the No Better Than This Tour. Our latest images are from John's last show on the 3rd leg of the tour at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. After the
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05/02/2011 - Read Keith Spera's full review of John's set. Here are some excerpts: "Mellencamp fronted a fully amped ensemble anchored by two snarling electric guitars, driving drums and a generous sampling of his sizeable hit parade..."

"he visibly loosened up, and let himself have some fun..." Read More
05/02/2011 - John appeared at New York's 92 ST Y back in March for a wide-ranging discussion with David Fricke, the veteran Rolling Stone writer who wrote the magazine's first cover story on John and who spent time in Memphis covering John's recording session in 2009 at Sun Studio for No Better Than This. Click HERE to watch excerpts of John speaking of early life in Seymour, the influence of his grandfather, and the Sun session. After the jump we have a larger size video posted.

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04/26/2011 - Read Darryl Sterdan's full show review. Here are some excerpts: "he drew an impressive 11,000 to MTS Centre just three years ago — Mellencamp and his sextet staged an earthy, expertly paced two-hour show that tweaked the traditional concert formula from start to finish...."

"Maybe you can’t fight authority and win — but if you’re John Mellencamp, you can break the rules and get away with it..." Read More
04/26/2011 - Read Rob Williams' full Centennial Concert Hall show review. Here are some excerpts: "For people who didn't like the revamped versions, stay home and listen to the albums if you want to hear them the same way every time..."

"But if anyone in the sold-out crowd of 2,300 in the intimate, great-sounding confines of the Centennial Concert Hall minded the new versions, it was hard to tell, since almost everything the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and his six-piece band offered received a huge roar of approval..." Read More
04/26/2011 - Long time Mellencamp friend and tour manager Harry Sandler is digging through his photo archives and sharing them with Our current "Photo of the Moment" are two photos taken from the unreleased Another Sunny Day Video in 1994. After the jump we have a larger size version of both of the photos.
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04/23/2011 - Read Cam Fuller's full TCU Place show review. Here are some excerpts: "Stripped down and overhauled: It works for hotrods and Harleys and it works for something just as American — the songs of John Mellencamp..."

"Roof chopped and fenders bobbed, following a dotted line across a land of promises made and broken, Mellencamp is an American Classic..." Read More
04/18/2011 - Read Sandra Sperounces' Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium show review. Here is an excerpt: "the 59-year-old wailed like an old Mississippi bluesman..." Read More
04/14/2011 - A while back, John was approached by Blues Foundation Executive Director Jay Sieleman with a fundraising idea that to raise revenue for the foundation, the Memphis-based organization dedicated to preserving blues music history, celebrating recording and performance excellence, supporting blues education and ensuring the future of this uniquely American art form. Jay had gathered some vintage LPs of John's and asked him to sign them in anticipation of their being used for fundraising which John was happy to do. This month, with John coming to the Beale Street Music Festival in Memphis, it seems like the right time to offer a framed, autographed copy of Uh-Huh to the highest bidder on Ebay. Click HERE and get bidding!

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04/12/2011 - John has announced the final show to be added to his 2011 European No Better Than This Tour. He has added a stop in Glasgow Scotland at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on July 3rd. Tickets go on sale this week, including a presale and Premium Ticket Packages. Head to the Tour page for complete details. Read More
04/11/2011 - In Los Angeles, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer took the stage alongside an electric band to the strains of Johnny Cash’s “God’s Gonna Cut You Down...” He kicked off his set with a revamped “Authority Song,” now boasting a smoldering rock groove, plus call-and-response action at the end. The singer’s voice had a grittier than usual timbre, giving the searing Son House song “Death Letter” (extended and accented here with mandolin, accordion and violin) and “John Cockers” added heft. Read More
04/11/2011 - Read Mikael Woods' full No Better Than This show review. Here are some excerpts: "Mellencamp's goal in reconfiguring these songs was clear: to establish that underneath the pop-radio polish lurked deep truths about American life..."

"he went about his business without abandoning his natural animal magnetism, Mellencamp succeeded..." Read More
04/07/2011 - On March 18th and running through April 30th the Gerald Peters Gallery in Santa Fe, NM is exhibiting work by more than twenty nationally and internationally known artists including a 2007 "oil on canvas" painting of John’s titled “Dog Boy. ” This exhibit titled “Face to Face” is available to view on line at the Gerald Peters Gallery website. After the jump read the complete press release.

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04/06/2011 - Read Joy Tipping's full show review. Here are some excerpts: "Mellencamp gloriously proved that not only is he one of America’s troubadours an incredible singer songwriter and guitarist, he’s also a master at putting together a set..."

"At 59, Mellencamp is nowhere near done with his musical explorations..." Read More
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